The Mets recently granted free agency to pitcher Jon Adkins, who was one of the players that we received when we traded Royce Ring and Heath Bell to the San Diego Padres. Adkins wasn’t exactly terrible for New Orleans and posted a 3.99 ERA in 48 games, while posting a 2-4 record with 5 saves. The other player we received in that deal was outfielder Ben Johnson who had an injury plagued season in which he batted [...]
Another day, another bunch of grades. Today we’re going to be grading the two Mets superstars: Jose Reyes and David Wright. I’m still going to grade them by position, even though Reyes and Wright spent 99% of the time at those position. Here we go! Shortstop (Jose Reyes) Ryan P. Well, from the beginning of the season to mid-August, Jose was lights out. He was batting around .300 with an OBP of .377. [...]
Broadway is dark tonight, and will remain that way for the rest of the fall season. Instead, the center stage spotlight will brightly shimmer upon some improbable settings. As the Yankees were eliminated from postseason play last night by the Cleveland Indians, the city’s season officially came to an end. While there will be no ticker-tape parade celebrations through Times Square this October, rest assured, there will be no scarcity of action on the Hot [...]
As I reflect on a season that was simply disappointing, I begin to ponder what a World Champion really is. The best in the game? Not necessarily. That’s not to say that the best team never wins it all, or that the team that does win it all doesn’t deserve to, but it is usually a combination of talent, endurance, and luck that makes a champion. Picture this…the Mets do not let a 7 [...]
Wow, I never really understood what that meant until last night when Joe Borowski set down the Yankees and the Cleveland Indians won the ALDS in dominating fashion. Watching the Yankees crash and burn in the ALDS for the third straight season, was like being wrapped in a warm comforter on a cold winter’s day. It felt wonderful. Now, along with the Phillies, the Yankees join the Mets in a long off season where each team [...]
Good Evening, Mets fans, and Happy 2nd Monday of the off-season… I’ll make it short and sweet today… The Phillies were NOT the team to beat in 2007, in fact, the Mets were. And the only reason Philadelphia was able to rise to the top of the NL East is not on their own success, but rather, on the failure of the New York Mets to hold their own. As most Mets fans would agree (and [...]
Today starts the first part of the Mets report cards. Six staff members for Mets Merized, including myself, each compiled a grade for each position and it’s respective player(s). Without futher ado, I present to you the Met Merized 2007 Report Cards. The first part will feature First Base and Second Base. First Base (Carlos Delgado and Jeff Conine) Ryan P. – 2007 wasn’t the brightest spot for the Mets. The players just [...]
On Friday I took a look at all of the weaknesses the Mets needed to address this off-season, and focused on why they should re-sign both Luis Castillo and Paul Lo Duca. This morning I wanted to delve into the outfield situation. Let’s start with left field which was handled quite well by Moises Alou last season… when he was healthy. He had a consistent season for the Mets and batted .341 to lead the Mets, [...]
With the first two considerable moves of the off-season now out of the way, the Mets are in full hot stove mode. With Tom Glavine declining his player option and Willie Randolph officially being retained, the Mets must now go about the business of filling some major flaws and in the process, resurrect the confidence of the fans which has been largely shattered. When you consider the dearth of talent in this year’s free agent [...]
Well, here we go, another fall and winter filled with free agents and trade rumors. Granted, part of me always enjoys the off season. Who is going where? Why and for how much? Let me just say that losing that 7 game lead hurt almost as badly as that Yadier Molina home run in the NLCS last year. Jimmy Rollins in my opinion was wrong. The Phillies weren’t the team to beat, the Mets allowed [...]
Before I start this off season debating, assessing, and blogging about the team, I must first address an issue that has bugged me all year long… I’m talking about the Mets cable network SNY. For months and months I have been bombarded with way too much Yankees coverage and not enough coverage of the team that pays the bills for that network, namely the Mets. I am sick of tired of seeing advertisements that feature Derek Jeter which [...]
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